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week when sandy came into our lives and governor christie threw his arms around the president before he jumped on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it's kind of got back up again. people are looking hard at the four years and not for ours and basically i think romney is a good alternative and that think people are moving toward him. number seven proved, and that think the polls of tightened up. gerri: andrea, we have an old saying on wall street that traders talk their buck. frankly, i think that is what has been going on with the campaigns when they talk to the media. they're all saying that the candid is going to wind. clearly not true. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? i mean, they both can't win. >> that's absolutely right. and you know what, i sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job and i remember having to go out, put on your game face, looked good. you say, oh, the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney peo
it back. he lost last week when sandy came into our lives. governor christie put his arms around the president before we jump on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it is kind of caught back up again and be looking hard at the four years and not for ours. moving toward them. gerri: we have an old saying on wall street. traders talk their buck. that is what is going on with the campaign when i talk to the media. they're all saying that the canada is going to win. it's not clear. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? they both can win. >> that is absolutely right. and i do sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job. remember having to go out, but under game face, make sure you look good, lipstick on. the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney people inside feel very, very good. think about this. his base is energized. his base has been energized. independence seemed to be breaking cramp. president obama has a problem
struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by hurricane sandy. this nor'easter expected to bring frigid temperatures, strong winds and a mix of rain and snow. look at the pictures. we can't take it. these are pictures from an area of queens, new york called the rock aways. many of these folks have no power and no heat. we're talking about elderly folks in a lot of cases, babies in a lot of these homes. they've already suffered so much damage as a result of hurricane sandy and a lot of them have been complaining that there's been no sign of anybody, no sign of fema, not even the red cross, so there is a question about how they survive and get through a nor'easter that is now barreling down on them. meteorologist janice dean watching this. jd, how bad is this going to be. >> reporter: megyn we are hoping that the storm kind of stays a little bit more offshore than originally thought. we'll have to really watch the computer models as they come n. right now we are expecting this to be a moderate nor'easter. i want you to take a look at the radar as we head up the coast over the next 24 to 3
live to the key battleground states. >>> and how will superstorm sandy affect the election as new york and new jersey brace for another big storm tomorrow? >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're one day away if a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. all of it depends on what you do. >> polls open as america picks a president. >> new hampshire. the first in the nation to cast their ballots. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> this race is close. >> ohio is the battleground of all the battleground states. >> it's coming down to one thing, turnout. which side gets their voters to the polls. >> all of a sudden, pennsylvania. mitt romney on election day will visit pittsburgh. >> you see pennsylvania turning red, it's over. >> we're not taking anything for granted. pennsylvania has tightened, absolutely. >> if you have a single working class female suburban undecided voter in your home, cover her with plywoo
to hurricane sandy, that is not actually how it worked out. nobody knows exactly how this particular october surprise hurricane is going to affect the technical act of voting. we have had some early voting suspensions and voter registration deadlines and absentee ballot deadlines change in a lot of states directly affected so there may be a technical direct effect of the storm, but more broadly, and especially in terms of these key swing states, this storm is a major unexpected external variable that, frankly, rivals the election in terms of the country's attention. it turns out this october surprise does have political salience. at least in this sense. the most eagerly awaited endorsement in this presidential race happened just before the storm. right? that was colin powell. president obama today actually released an ad highlighting the colin powell endorsement. >> will you endorse president obama? >> yes. when he took over, we were in one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times. close to a depression. and i saw over the next several years stabilization come back in the financia
the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election-day scramble, and now another nor'easter could add to the misery and all the confusion. we are tracking the storm. >>> joining us throughout the morning for our special coverage, south carolina congressman jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod. virginia governor bob mcdonnell. former ohio governor ted strickland. texas congressman jeb hensarling and bob shrum, a democratic consultant who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. it is tuesday, november 6th, election day. "starting point" is coming to you live from washington, d.c., and we begin right now. >> welcome, everybody, you're watching a special edition of starting point and cnn's live coverage of election day 2012. the two candidates have been talking for about 17 months now and now it's the american people who will have the final say. these are the states with polls that are opening right now. state of delaware, state of florida, state of georgia, illinois, kansas, louisiana, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode i
the buckeye state could take weeks. >>> and in the aftermath of superstorm sandy, new jersey is allowing voting by e-mail, or by fax. new york is permitting voters in disaster areas to cast ballots at any polling place in the entire state. cnn correspondents are all across the map today, in those key battleground states. john berman has more on that for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. you know, in new hampshire polls have been open for just over an hour. but voters in dixville notch got a head start. at midnight they cast the first in the nation ballots. really the first to be counted. there were just ten of them. president obama got five votes, mitt romney also got five votes. a tie and that has never happened before. now, not to be outdone, another new hampshire town also voted at midnight, harts location new hampshire, they reinstated 9 practice in 1996. they started it back in the 1940s. the result there this year, president obama with 23 votes, mitt romney with 9 votes. our david mattingly is live in bedford, new hampshire, this morning, where they are alrea
women. and they're still counting votes in florida. not again. nine days after sandy's, the east coast is getting another had hit, a powerful nor'easter, threatening to cause new flooding and power outages in the same areas battered by the hurricane. good day. i'm andrea mitchell, the day after, live in new york. what many expected to be a close contest ended as a resounding electoral college win for president obama. after a hard-fought race spanning two years, so what should we now expect from a second term? joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and karen, national political correspondent fors the "washington post," as well as "time's" senior correspondent michael crowley. welcome all. thanks so much. well, our daily fix, what are you looking at, chris cizilla, what are the lessons you've learned and looking at in the four years to come? >> well, yeah. i mean let's talk first about lessons learned, andrea. i would say republicans, to blame mitt romney for this loss in some ways misses the point. if you look at the e
romney. and another issue that people were interested in hurricane sandy 42 percent of the reponce to the storm was important to them. and 15 percent said it was the most important thing. >> steve: hurricane sandy was the most important thing. >> gretchen: that is startling that is where politics ended up one photoopcan make 15 percent of the people say that is the most important reason to vote. >> brian: but the recovery hasn't gone well. i saw that the president did not get as much as the youth vote. and the turn out was lower. but he made it up in other places. >> it was 19 percent in 2012. >> steve: what else you have got. >> right track and wrong track. 52 percent of the ones we spoke to said the country is on the wrong track but voting in president obama? and 46 percent said the country was going in the right direction. >> gretchen: why, they are blaming george bush. that was effective campaign strategy. >> i have to look down at all of the numbers. 53 percent said they blamed bush for the current economic problems and 38 percent blamed president obama. >> steve: it sounds li
's storm feeds that is very funny. >> stephanie: if your home is in the path of sandy, evacuate to your second or third home immediately. make sure you move your cars to the top of the garage. sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother. my prayers go out to 53% of you the other 47% i could careless about. if you survive i'll take care of it. everyone chill out sandy will end earlier than expected. she has dinner to get on the table. don't be a victim stop looking for handouts. moochers. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was saying -- i was reading the l.a. time's story about the storm damage and i thought it was a joke rush limbaugh says chris christie is fat. [♪ circus music ♪] [ laughter ] >> funny how they turn on one of their own when one of their own actually starts cooperating. >> and lloyd [ inaudible ] is actually bald. >> stephanie: what? >> never mind. >> stephanie: thank you. would you like some fun facts -- [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: this is the point of fema when it operates properly when something of this magnitude happen
that cooperation after sandy. you love that? we have all the cooperation from the community college, you like that? that's the way you create jobs. you look all over america. the places that are doing well have government and business and foundations and universities and colleges working together. what is obama's plan? invest into new technologies that we know are going to grow and information technology and biotechnology, in clean energy, in modern manufacturing, in modern agriculture. and train and educate people to do that. he has invested in preschool, in the race to the top, and the finest student reform in my lifetime. now, next year, if the president is reelected, here's what's going to happen for everybody. you can say "win" when you make it happen. because i want you to know what's at stake here. the good news is we still ranked near the top in the world in the percentage of our young people going on to college. the bad news in the last decade is we dropped to 15th in the percentage of our young adults with four-year degrees. and we all know why, don't we? the costs went up. the aid didn'
, then you're thinking i'm going to catch him. there has been, of course, there was a stall because of sandy. and if you believe all the polls and i do, a slight moving away from mitt romney over the past couple of days. >> i think sandy convoluted everything and leaves us with a real nail biter. >> yeah, convoluted everything. look at new jersey, just right across the river. you have chris christie hugging and loving on barack obama and then bruce springsteen hugging and love on chris christie. this is willie geist, as it was foretold in ghostbusters so many moons ago, cats and dogs living together. >> 6:06, the first "ghostbusters" reference. >> i'm going to try to average two an hour. >> chris christie's been waiting for that hug from the boss for a long time, by the way. >> he did cry. >> chris christie's a governor and his state is under siege from the weather system. it's not like the president was hugging and loving on john boehner and they were riding in air force one together. that would have been a story, this is just people doing their job. >> you think about chris christie, i mea
to the test. >> let them vote! >> the other big wild card, sandy. a week after the storm recovery efforts are still winding slowly through the hardest hit. new jersey governor chris christie who praised president obama's response to sandy repeated his support for mitt romney. sort of. >> on tuesday i'm voting for mitt romney because i think he's the best guy for the job. it doesn't mean that i can't turn to the president of the united states of america and say to him, thank you, sir, for providing good leadership in this crisis. >> and whom do you trust? the grid iron predicts. a redskin hometown defeat favors the challenger but the lsu/alabama matchup offers good news for the incumbent. >> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in democracy plaza in new york city. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor, and managing editor of post politics.com and mark halperin political analyst for "time" and msnbc. so, first to you, chris, let's talk about the state of the race. >> well, we're almost there, andrea. i think the state of the race is that president obama retains a
up my mind, so i'm telling you. >> according to a new quinnipiac poll, less than a month after sandy hit new jersey, voters there have given him a 72% approval rating. the highest recorded by quinnipiac for a new jersey governor. ever. 95% of new jersey voters gave christie an excellent or good rating for his response to hurricane sandy. and despite criticism from some national republican leaders, 84% approved of christie's praise of president obama's response to the storm, including 69% of republicans. newark's democratic mayor, cory booker, told the new jersey star ledger today, quote, i'm giving a run consideration. critical to my decision is not the difficulties of the politics or positioning in polls, but choosing the position from which i can make the best contributions to the city and state i love. meanwhile, a new rutgers eagleton poll finds governor christie leading mayor booker in a hypothetical race, 53 to 34%. joining me now, david corn and msnbc political analyst, jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. david corn, let's talk about cory booker for a
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3. >> update on the response to hurricane sandy. >> afternoon, everybody. i will be brief because i figure you got more questions. some of the highlights from the last couple of days. as of this morning, around 6:00 a.m., and we will have numbers later this afternoon be looked at you, but 317,000 folks have registered in the three states for individual assistance. and a total of -- is three had a 20 million for the three states. the yesterday northeaster had impacts appeared in many cases precautionary measures were taken to shut down operations. there was concern about that, but it was based on the forecast the day before when decisions were made, said those were done in coordination with state and local officials. power outages increased slightly. power outages due to the nor'easter did increase the number of customers without power, and as of this morning, about 42,000 people in addition to those who have lost power from sandy are reported out. that number is down from the original impacts of the northeastern, but we continue to cede power restoration. the numbers improved. with
. after the first campaign, romney was ahead for a it little bit. around halloween, the sandy news started to kick in. president obama went ahead by point or less. do you see sandy play in? >> it robbed the challenger. it brought them for 3 or four days, six news cycles. the core issue was the economy. he wasn't able to get that message through for a few days. to some voters, it probably reminded some voters that this guy is reaching across party lines and reaching to the governor from new jersey. they're sitting in for the first time. i think it did help obama by freezing things for a few days and giving him that commander in chief aura. >> there is an important role that the federal government plays. romney and paul ryan talked about the government needs to get out of the way. >> romney specifically said he would cut fema. >> the last thing people want when catastrophe strikes is the government to get out of the way. >> some people remember obama came in in the middle of a crisis and he was cool headed. they were reminded that this guy doesn't react as much emotionally as we like to saee
and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu. oh my goodness! oh my gosh this looks amazing! that's a good deal! [ man ] wow! it is so good! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. you so fascinated by the prices, you keep rambling on! i know! -that pork chop was great! -no more fast food friday's! so we gotta go! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer
that was hard hit by hurricane sandy and there were all sorts of questions, gwen, about whether enough people-- people who wanted to vote would be able to vote. we saw the terrible devastation there along the shoreline. but the results are in, at least as much as it takes for the associated press to make a call. >> ifill: i have read more amazing stories today about pregnant women who were on the way to the hospital who decided to vote. people who stood in the dark in lines in order to vote. in spite of what happened with that hurricane. >> woodruff: comparisons being made to hurricane katrina, not only new jersey and new york. we also want to say this brings the electoral college projected total at this point-- it's early in the evening-- to 79 electoral votes for president obama 82 electoral vote for governor romney. we know we need 270-- they need 270 in order to become president. >> ifill: of course we have to talk about new jersey because david and mark, chris christie, the governor of the new jersey, royaled the wate a littlebit this week by actually having kind things to say about pres
't moving in pennsylvania. and they felt at that point they were flattened by sandy. i don't think this race was close enough to be impacted by a hurricane. >> no. >> but that's certainly what they believe. >> chris christie, yes, springsteen's his buddy, and springsteen may have brought him over. i think that people -- i was in ohio a couple weeks ago. you know, there's great wealth in ohio. there are companies that have given out billions of dollars to people in ohio because there's oil and gas everywhere. and the whole northeast ohio was flooded withal abouts of dollars of oil money. those people are not unhappy. >> andrea, we saw it early on, and we were talking about how the right track/wrong track in ohio shifted six months ago. mitt romney, i think, one of the pivotal moments when mitt romney told john kasich, stop bragging about your economy in ohio. ohio was a leading indicator. >> it was a leading indicator. you know, the other thing about that mitigates against agreement is the people who were elected in the house, and they picked up seats. the democrats did miserably. i think you
sandy, did that spress turnout? >> we'll see what the final numbers say at the end of the day. we know both the states and municipalities took every step they could to make sureprheir voters' votes would count. the the state of new jersey even allowed you to e-mail youra ballot in. all the states adapted. hopefully it didn't depress turnout put we haven't seen the final numbers. >> suarez: in 20 minutes there will be another round of closing. what will you and the campaig be looking at in particular? thee're taking a look state of virginia and florida, which look like a couple of the closest states on the map. those states could go late into the night. there's no question there are still folks voting in line in south florida who have been there for a while. so i think that will take time to close out. new hampshire, voting continues for a little while more. and then i assumee allize will rn to ohio and the midwest. >> suarez: ben lebolt from the obama campaign. thank you. >> ifill: we can tell you you the associated press projected a winner in ree states, kentucky, vermont, and virgini
number that was interesting to me. hurricane sandy, fully 42% of those responding to this first round in the exit polling said it was important, it was a reason, one of the reasons for their vote. that's more than one might have thought hurricane sandy didn't effect 42% of the country. those people are going by and large for obama pretty big. the question then arises, okay, well how many people were for him anyway? we don't know. it's sort of interesting. what it tells us, we can't tell. exit polls can only tell you so much. it's interesting. >> megyn: we have been talking about how these exit polls are not necessarily to be trusted entirely. it would be helpful if we explain that a little bit. brit, you were on the air back in 2004 when we got information in and back then they were saying that john kerry was way ahead, he was way ahead. >> brit: he was winning virginia and all these places. people are, we had the meeting with our decision team which i can thought then and think now is the best in the business. they were looking over the exit poll data and our pollster then said the u
winner tonight. it was devastated, as you know, by that superstorm sandy and still awaiting word how many people in the storm zone could actually show up. but we are ready to project that the winner tonight in new jersey is president obama, george. >> so we still see the north is going to president obama, the south is going to governor romney. so far just about everything as expected right now. see the states filled in that have been called already but we'll keep our eye all night long on these big battlegrounds where the campaigns have invested so much time and energy and money. the big states that are going to tip the balance tonight, the vote continues to come in. i want to go to ohio. you see it on the map right now if we can zone in on the board. we see about 20% of the vote has now come in ohio. president obama has 59% of that so far. governor romney, 40% and jon karl, i want to go to you. so much of that lead is based on the early vote that was made before today. >> yeah, that's exactly right and, remember, i said at this time exactly four years ago, obama had a 33-point lead over
: hurricane sandy -- does that help or hurt the president? people are complaining that the response has not been quick enough. guest: it helped the president a little bit. the cake is still baking. there are not a lot of undecided voters. i do not think it changed anything. host: rick is on the line from massachusetts on the independent line. good morning. caller: i think all polls are an absolute joke. the questions posed are going to be toward the end of achieving the goal of the pollster. it depends on how the question is asked. the answer can be spun in the way he wants. the university of boulder has actual numbers as opposed to opinion. i do not give my opinion to the pollsters because i do not know how they are going to skew them. host: can you give us your opinion? who you think is going to win? caller: i believe it is going to be mitt romney. all the jobs the president wants to create are taxpayer funded. and the $1.30 trillion deficit. host: who you vote for in 2008? caller: i voted for john mccain. guest: there is a difference between pollsters and the republican polls. when w
sandy, did that suppress turnout? >> we'll see what the final numbers say at the end of the day. we know both the states and municipalities took every step they could to make sure their voters' votes would count. the the state of new jersey even allowed you to e-mail your ballot in. all the states adapted. hopefully it didn't depress turnout put we haven't seen the final numbers. >> suarez: in 20 minutes there will be another round of closing. what will you and the campaign be looking at in particular? >> we're taking a look at the state of virginia and florida, which look like a couple of the closest states on the map. those states could go late into the night. there's no question there are still folks voting in line in south florida who have been there for a while. so i think that will take time to close out. new hampshire, voting continues for a little while more. and then i assume allize will turn to ohio and the midwest. >> suarez: ben lebolt from the obama campaign. thank you. >> ifill: we can tell you you the associated press projected a winner in three states, kentucky, vermont,
of hurricane sandy, president obama and mitt romney resumed campaigning. the candidate's weekend travel schedules made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin. eight of nine surveys are the past week and a crucial ohio give obama a narrow edge. and we will be focusing on a violator in today's "washington journal." and our swing state series. we want to hear from voters and not-swing states. we want to hear how the election is playing out how you are. and this from the baltimore sun, charging more the candidates will go in the next couple days. ting where the candidates will go in the next couple days. again, the candidates focusing all of their attention in the days leading up to election day on as swing s
island, new york. that region battered from monster storm hurricane sandy. and polls opening in three more states. votersing under way in north carolina . west virginia and ohio. the state that could decide the winner tone. >> brian: word is confusion. people in staten island is lucky ones. people go how do i vote. and staten island and long island. >> gretchen: in new york any polling station they will take your vote. >> brian: it would be nice if they told the people of new york that. they don't have power. and doocy is playing center forward on this one in richmond, virginia and william is tracking reports of voters fraud on the west coast . we have chosen by popular support to go to bin. keck us off. >> here we go. it is game time now. you have 10s of thousands of volunteers and 40,000 poll workers who are dispatched to 4800 different polling locations in what many perceive as a must win state for the presidency . because of all of the lads and person attention that voters got here through district mail and e-mail . early voting set roars. final total was 1.8 million ballots were
of hurricane sandy. people don't want just knee jerk no government. they want a government that really does work. >> and a "washington post" poll showing 60% of americans support what is now in fact the tom cole barack obama position. raising incomes on over $250,000 in income. when you look at these polls the republicans are reading, when you look at the totality the way this is coming in, the point "the wall street journal" editorial board and tom cole was trying to drive in today, the rates are going up. now, what are our options? and he's saying our best omptio is actually what the president has laid out. >> that's right and so, john boehner has asked himself, how do we get to that place and i think you were right earlier, that he's allowing cole to go out there and everyone knows cole is a good friend. everyone knows if they come to some type of deal, it's going to require some republicans and a ton of democrats, but it's going to require a significant number of of republicans. not four or five. it may be as many as 50 to 100 because the democrats are going to insist we're not going to
-span. host: are you in an area affected by sandy. caller: the area where i live on the upper east side, we are doing ok. but downtown manhattan is doing better now. the understand they are starting to get their electricity back. we are ok on the upper east side. host: are there concerns about how people might be affected with election day? caller: not in this neighborhood. i am sure there are in some neighborhoods. they are talking about making the arrangements either through having generators, or the election booths or bringing back the old system of voting, i guess mechanical. host: when it comes to house and senate elections, what are you looking at? caller: tomblin to vote straight democratic ticket down the line -- i am going to vote straight democratic ticket down . in congress, senate and president, all of the individuals all over and over bolling to the religious rights against abortion rights. they are bowing to the rich people. they are against slightly higher taxation. back to the clinton 4% increase. i know wealthy people in this town. pan on the other side of the country that
. this is from the new york city board of elections. it regards changes in pulling site because of super sandy. -- superstorm sandy. jamestown, north carolina. thanks for waiting. this is republican line joe. hello. caller: yes, good morning. i'm not going to keep you long. what i'm going to say is that when i talked with mitt romney, when i saw mitt romney out there, i've watched mitt romney for a long time and all of it's weapon. i'm very satisfied and i'm very confident that he's made it and he made it the right way and the wrong way. i'm not jealous and i'm glad that he's been blessed. also no -- when he talked about jeep and the united autoworkers and chrysler, he was correct. it was put down during a conference last week. i know that when you are an investor, you do have certain rights and you do have certain laws under the tax code and there's a lot of things that i could just sit here and talk about but i'm not. i'm going to let somebody else hold the ring. host: so why have you decided to vote or not vote? caller: well, i'm going to vote. and i'm voting for mitt romney. but here is th
. again, we are talking about a very close race. last week, sandy, the fact we spent four or five days talking about sandy and not the election clearly aided president obama. the downside of it was as pictures came out about all the suffering people were going through the initial warm response was probably eroded away. you got a sense of that in a couple of tracking polls towards the end of the election. jon: what a time for a election after a storm like that. karl rove, nobody knows the numbers better. it's good to have you on. >> thanks, jon. martha: we are with the candidates until all the votes are counted today. fox team coverage from both campaign headquarters. wind tkal goler is with the president in the president's hometown of chicago where he will await the results. we'll begin with john roberts in boston where governor romney will be watch the returns with his family and his supporters as well. jon. >> reporter: good morning to you jenna. first he's got to come home. though. he's got up early, he has had a busy job. first of all in bellemont, massachusetts voting at 8:45 this
anything anymore. that is your this country is headed. host: were you affected by hurricane sandy up in beverly, new jersey? and what is your feeling about chris christie? caller: governor chris christie, i was not affected, just the power was out for a day. we did not get a whole lot of damage in my area. but governor chris christie -- if he has to go to the government to get help, that is what fema is there for. fema is there to help the state with catastrophes. host: greta. host: in montana, that race has not been called, results with more than half of the vote counted early this morning, they show that jon tester holds a five point lead over denny. 48% to 45%. the most expensive race in montana history. over $40 million is the tablet. moving on to north dakota, this has not been called either. the democratic challenger there it is tied 50% to 50%. we will continue to watch this race and let you know how it turns out. moving on to arizona. these are some of the closely watched senate races. jeff flake wins in that state, 50% over richard handpicked by president obama to ron. and t
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